If the Yankees and Dodgers can do it, why not the Seattle Mariners? The MLB team has purchased a majority stake in DirecTV-owned Root Sports Northwest, with the 2 creating a new venture that they’ll jointly own. DirecTV, which owns and operates 2 other RSNs in Denver and Pittsburgh, assumes a minority position and will continue to oversee day-to-day management of the net. More on the agreement and RSN partnership trend here.
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